Manolis Charos is considered one of the most important Modern Greek artists of his generation.
His works are in large private collections in Greece, France, Germany, Italy, USA, as well as in public collections of Museums inside and outside Greece.
His works appear at auction houses in London (Bonham’s, Sotheby’s etc), Paris etc.
1960 Born in Kythira.
1978 He studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
1982 Diploma with excellent grade.
1983 Postgraduate at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, visual communication.
1984 “Prix des Fondations” by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts.
1991 Stay in the US where Absolut vodka uses his works for his advertising campaign.
These works are located in the Wine and Wine Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
1994 Represents Greece at the International Art Festival Cagne sur Mer (France).
1990-1998 He is involved in the design and production of objects, and his series of projects are presented at the international exhibition “Lumière, (96-97-98), Paris, and” Ambiente (96-97), Frankfurt (97).
He designs the printed campaign of the Greek National Book Center.
1998 Academy Award for an artist under 40 years of age.
1999 Exposes at Princeton University USA projects for the editions of Andreas Kalvos.
2000/01 Works as an invited artist. Princeton University (USA).
He works as an artistic consultant in advertising companies including TBWA RSCG Ms.
2009 He is elected a member of the Board of Directors of KETHEA and is mainly involved with the production units of the organization (Shape and Color Printing, Ceramics Ithaca Laboratory), as well as many other voluntary activities of the Organization’s communities.
2013 Organizes the exhibition “Window in Prison Window in Society” in cooperation with the Korydallos KETHEA “In Action” Prison Service.
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki).
Athens Festival 2013 (Athens)
2014 Participates as a member of the Greek delegation (KETHEA) at the UN Conference on Substance Abuse in Vienna, presenting the exhibition Window in Prison Window in Society.
2014 Participates in the Municipal Election as Candidate Mayor of Kythira
and since then has been a member of the Board as the leader of the minor opposition.
He works as a painter with a series of exhibitions in Museums and Galleries in Greece and abroad.